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8 Oct 2020 AS-SALIF, Yemen
Security Council Demands Access To Decaying Oil Tanker Which Threatens Yemen Freshwater Resources, Ecosystems
This news article was updated 19 OctoberThe United Nations Security Council has called on Iran-backed Houthis to give experts immediate access to the stricken SFO Safer oil tanker in the Red Sea. The tanker has been stranded and unmaintained for five years north of Yemen's port city Hodeidah.The condition of the tanker, containing an estimated 1,148,000 barrels of light crude oil and anchored 4...
31 Jan 2019 RIYADH
Almar Water Solutions, part of Abdul Latif Jameel, has been awarded a contract to develop a desalination plant in the city of Shuqaiq, on the Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia. Over $600m will be invested in the project, creating 700 jobs, in line with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 and its objectives to increase investment and employment opportunities.
8 Sep 2018 TEL AVIV, Israel
Israel’s Water Authority announced at the end of August that, even with an increase in rainfall over previous years, the country can expect the country's 5 year drought to continue.Three threshold lines mark the water status in the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee): the upper red line (208.9 m. below sea level), the lower red line (213...
15 Aug 2018 VILLAHERMOSA, Mexico
More than 25 dead manatees have been discovered in the wetlands of Tabasco, Mexico in the last three months, while fishermen have also reported fish deaths in the Bitzal River.Officials and researchers have not been able to find a singular cause of the animal deaths. Mexico has been a signatory to the international Ramsar Treaty on wetlands conservation since 1986, with Tabasco's "Pantanos de Centla" wetlands, including the Bitzal river, listed as a wetlands area of international importance...
2 Aug 2017 TEL AVIV
It was hailed as a breakthrough, a rare display of regional cooperation, and a positive step that may pave the way for resuscitating talks between Palestinians and Israelis, which have been on hold since 2014. But a recent water agreement, signed under the auspices of US President Donald Trump's Middle East envoy in mid-July, may actually cement Israel's control over water resources in the West Bank, experts say.
14 Jul 2017 TEL AVIV, Israel
Israel and the State of Palestine this week reached agreement around development of the Red-Sea Dead Sea canal project that will include the sale of 33 million cubic liters of water to the Palestine National Authority (PA).The project is part of a larger plan, which includes Jordan, to send water through the pipeline from the Red Sea to the Dead Sea...
4 Jul 2017 EL GEZIRA ABA
The water stations on the Nile have stopped pumping water into the water network of El Gezira Aba for several continuous days. “Meanwhile, the parties responsible are completely absent. This is causing a great suffering for the local people,” a listener said. Since the beginning of the fasting month of Ramadan, the capitals of North Darfur, Red Sea, and Blue Nile states witnessed a severe shortage of drinking water because of varying reasons: districts cut-off from the water network or broken water pipelines...
31 Oct 2016 AMMAN, Jordan
The winning bid for the first phase of the $400 million USD Red Sea-Dead Sea Water Conveyance Project will be announced in early November, a Jordanian government official said last week.The unnamed Water Ministry official told the Jordan Times on October 26th that a technical committee was in the final phase of reviewing the pre-qualification proposals submitted by 17 international consortiums...
20 Sep 2016 HANOI, Vietnam
Vietnamese Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha has ordered the Environment General Department and local People’s Committee in Thanh Hoa province to investigate the cause of five major fish death incidents in the province’s Nghi Son Island Commune.Nearly 50 tons of farmed fish and 300 kilograms of wild fish were found dead last week...
14 Sep 2016 MOSCOW, Russia
Russian metals company Norilsk Nikel on September 12th admitted that a spill at one of its plants caused the Daldykin River, near Norilsk in Siberia, to turn scarlet-red last week.The company now says that heavy rains on September 5th caused flooding over a "filtration dam" into the river."Despite the short-term discoloration of the water...
22 Jun 2016 AMMAN, Jordan
Seventeen international firms have submitted tenders for construction of a canal linking the Red Sea and the Dead Sea as part of the joint Jordanian-Israeli Red Sea-Dead Sea Water Conveyance project, the Jordanian government said this week.Jordan’s water and irrigation ministry did not name the firms, but said that each tender would be examined by a technical committee...
12 May 2016 AMMAN, Jordan
Jordan this week signed a technical cooperation agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the French Development Agency (AFD) to carry out studies for the first phase of the Red Sea-Dead Sea Water Conveyance Project.Under the agreement, the two institutions will carry out three studies, including economic and financial analyses and environmental and social impact assessments...